The Best Football Players Ever Football Players (American)

The Best Football Players Ever

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List Criteria: Only pro football players. Please vote for the players based on his career accomplishments

One of the hot topics of debate not only among NFL fans but pundits as well is who is the best football player of all time. It's a very difficult question to answer and one that can't be answered very easily. Do you rank a quarterback above an offensive lineman and likewise for a defensive end versus a wide receiver. Many of the players on this list have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, so this is a list of the best of the best players

All time greats like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Lawrence Taylor are deservedly on this list. These players dominated the league when they played, often causing chaos on the field and often terrorized opponents and breaking the hearts of those fans. Football fans can agree that regardless of position, the players on this list should be considered among the best football players ever. These players' stats and overall influence on the way the game was played factor into why they're considered the best.
Vote for the football player you consider to be the greatest of all time. It's not an easy choice and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of these superstar players. There's a reason why they're considered the best football players ever and this your chance to choose who is the best of the best.


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  1. 1
    + 8070
    - 3128

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Wide receiver

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  2. 2
    + 6682
    - 2468


    Running back

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  3. 3
    + 7048
    - 2898


    Quarterback

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  4. 4
    + 6524
    - 2040

    ranked low on reranks
    Running back

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  5. 5
    + 4756
    - 2208


    Linebacker

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  6. 6
    + 4278
    - 2181


    Running back, Fullback

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  7. 7
    + 4400
    - 1648

    ranked low on reranks
    Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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  8. 8
    + 5322
    - 3851

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Quarterback

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  9. 9
    + 3725
    - 1571


    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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  10. 10
    + 3627
    - 2068


    Quarterback

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  11. 11
    + 5573
    - 3951

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Quarterback

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  12. 12
    + 3752
    - 1801


    Linebacker

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  13. 13
    + 3583
    - 1720


    Quarterback

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  14. 14
    + 3674
    - 1648


    Running back

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  15. 15
    + 3485
    - 1676


    Quarterback

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  16. 16
    + 3164
    - 1390


    Wide receiver

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  17. 17
    + 3273
    - 805

    ranked low on reranks
    Running back

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  18. 18
    + 2817
    - 1086


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  19. 19
    + 2723
    - 1148


    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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  20. 20
    + 2845
    - 1411


    Linebacker, Center

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  21. 21
    + 2819
    - 1297


    Quarterback

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  22. 22
    + 2514
    - 1503

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Quarterback

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  23. 23
    + 2024
    - 1049


    Running back

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  24. 24
    + 2529
    - 861

    ranked low on reranks
    Defensive end

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  25. 25
    + 2181
    - 969


    Running back

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  26. 26
    + 1935
    - 756


    Wide receiver

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  27. 27
    + 2379
    - 1276


    Running back

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  28. 28
    + 1673
    - 945


    Linebacker

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  29. 29
    + 1968
    - 1119


    Quarterback

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  30. 30
    + 1947
    - 1252

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Tight end

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  31. 31
    + 1535
    - 858


    Quarterback

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  32. 32
    + 1893
    - 943


    Quarterback

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  33. 33
    + 1252
    - 447

    ranked low on reranks
    Wide receiver

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  34. 34
    + 1572
    - 777


    Running back

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  35. 35
    + 1251
    - 393

    ranked low on reranks
    Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

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  36. 36
    + 1717
    - 944


    Quarterback

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  37. 37
    + 1672
    - 882


    Running back

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  38. 38
    + 1574
    - 949

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  39. 39
    + 1457
    - 709


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  40. 40
    + 1280
    - 510

    ranked low on reranks
    Strong Safety

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  41. 41
    + 1504
    - 935


    Running back, Return specialist

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  42. 42
    + 1283
    - 466

    ranked low on reranks
    Wide receiver

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  43. 43
    + 1673
    - 1039


    Quarterback

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  44. 44
    + 1564
    - 1044


    Quarterback

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  45. 45
    + 1337
    - 844


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  46. 46
    + 1337
    - 732


    Free Safety

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  47. 47
    + 1182
    - 895

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  48. 48
    + 1700
    - 924


    Quarterback

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  49. 49
    + 1078
    - 467

    ranked low on reranks
    Defensive end

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  50. 50
    + 1433
    - 752


    Tight end

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